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The Linux GOTY award is now open for submissions

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Update: Added a few notes to make it clearer.

How it will work
Another year goes by and another GOL GOTY award begins. We start off with game submissions so get going!

We will have one week of game submissions, then a good few days to make sure we clean up any duplicates that slip by and so on. Then one week of voting!

So, you have until Monday 9th January to submit your games to the GOTY page.

Submissions
To be clear: Don't comment your submissions here, submit them to the linked page. Some people somehow got confused on this multiple times.

Please check the spelling first, you make our job harder if you don't spell it properly.

Games won't appear right away, as we have to approve them. Otherwise we may end up with some really weird and wonderful spellings and games that are flat-out wrong.

Please Note: All categories are for games released in 2016, apart from "Favourite open source game", "Favourite FOSS project" and "Most anticipated game for 2017". Please stop adding in random commercial games from 2014 ;)

Let me know of any bugs or issues ASAP, as it's only used once a year it could have lurking issues I haven't spotted.

This year is slightly different, as I have put in a feature to allow you to reset your vote in each category to re-vote if you suddenly change your mind or you misclick, as that was the main requested feature. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Shmerl 2 Jan, 2017
Should the game appear in the list after adding? I don't see it.
Liam Dawe 2 Jan, 2017
Quoting: ShmerlShould the game appear in the list after adding? I don't see it.
No, they have to be approved.
Eike 2 Jan, 2017
As always, this is Linux release year, not general release year, right?
Liam Dawe 2 Jan, 2017
Quoting: EikeAs always, this is Linux release year, not general release year, right?
Edit: Errr no, 2016.

All 2016 apart from "Favourite open source game", "Favourite FOSS project" and "Most anticipated game for 2017".


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 2 January 2017 at 9:18 pm UTC
Citiroller 2 Jan, 2017
Is best graphics intended for best visuals/visual style or most realistic/advanced graphics?

Edit: does released in 2016 includes games which exited early access in 2016?


Last edited by Citiroller on 2 January 2017 at 11:18 pm UTC
Keyrock 3 Jan, 2017
Quoting: CitirollerIs best graphics intended for best visuals/visual style or most realistic/advanced graphics?
Given that there aren't 2 separate categories, one for aesthetic and one for graphical fidelity, I imagine the category is intended to encompass either or both, whatever you found most visually appealing, whether that's high fidelity realistic graphics or something stylized.
Ehvis 3 Jan, 2017
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Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: EikeAs always, this is Linux release year, not general release year, right?
Edit: Errr no, 2016.

All 2016 apart from "Favourite open source game", "Favourite FOSS project" and "Most anticipated game for 2017".

That didn't really answer the question. So Mad Max counts as 2016, since the Linux version released in 2016. Right?
mindplague 3 Jan, 2017
Life is Strange.
tmtvl 3 Jan, 2017
Are you gonna go over the list and remove any doubles that snuck in before opening the vote? I've seen Blades of the Shogun appearing twice in the overall best category.

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Quoting: mindplagueLife is Strange.

Bahaha! No.


Last edited by tmtvl on 3 January 2017 at 1:13 am UTC
I would love to see separate "AAA" and "non-AAA" categories for best game. Games like Deus Ex, Mad Max and Xcom will be hard for smaller devs to muscle out just from sheer voting numbers...

I know it is a little hard deciding where to draw the line between them, though.
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